Thursday, June 12, 2008

En mi jardin...


So I'm into gardening now. And I like it. I also like cats and books. I should have just been born an old woman.


Today, while making the daily rounds through my garden, I found my first pea pod. You have no idea how happy this makes me. The sun shone through it and I could see the silhouettes of the peas inside. I celebrated this occasion by taking pictures of it and some of the plants in my garden.


Hello sweet pea!These flowers were telling secrets. Probably something about my shoddy gardening skills.

The whole enchilada.
Let us...


Baby carrots in the nursery.
Cilantro. Get in my belly.

The sage of many colors (Purple Sage)The Lovely Romanesco Broccoli

I can't tell you how many times I thought I would lose this tomato. Now it's getting blossoms!

Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflowers. Oh, these little lovelies just popped up today. It doesn't get much better than this.

Scarlet Flax sprouts

I couldn't resist my honeysuckle vine, either...


10 comments:

Lloyd said...

Your just like your Grandma Kilpack

Kimba said...

As you already know, I don't know the first thing about gardening / planting (i.e., I nearly ripped out every single calla lilly plant on the side of the house mere days before they all burst into bloom)but even I can appreciate seeing your hard work pay off. Except for that cilantro...

P.S. I don't know how you keep a garden in the backyard with a dog. Congrats though!

j007bird said...

I looks like you have a rockin garden. I planted one this year, but I think I started too late. I need to get some tomatos in this weekend. Gardening, man I am getting old.

The Kilpacks said...

Your garden looks beautiful. I just weeded mine the other day. We have tomatoes, bell peppers, jalepenos, zucchinne, cucumbers, peas, lettuce, strawberries, raspberries and some herbs. I could spend all day in mine!

Chris said...

Orb,

Just found out that cilantro is the name of the stems and leaves of the coriandor plant. My herb knowledge grows!

Chris said...

Correction: it's actually, "coriander," not "coriandor." And I recommend the following website:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander

C.J. and Jackie said...

My Dear Abby,
I do love your posts. They make me laugh. I wish I had a house that I could plant beautiful flowers and vegetables in. I love the smell of Honeysuckles. That took me back home when I read that you had them. My neighbor had them. Oh I am homesick. Lets move home!!!

Kimba said...

Call me when you have a second this weekend. :) We can....chat. Mwah. Love you.

heather said...

The pics are lovely and I assume so is the whole garden. I will have to show Ryan so he can behold your glory that is your garden.

Whitney and Lish Harris said...

I'm so jealous of your garden. It looks lovely! And I wish I had one too. Someday...